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Felicia Dorothea Hemans

(1793-1835), Poet

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Hemans's work was widely read in Britain and America between 1820 and 1835, even outselling Byron. Sentimental poems such as Casabianca ('The boy stood on the burning deck') and The Homes of England were characterised by Sir Walter Scott as 'too many flowers, too little fruit'.

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Felicia Dorothea Hemans, by Angus Fletcher - NPG 5198

Felicia Dorothea Hemans

by Angus Fletcher
marble bust, circa 1829
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5198

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, by Robert Cabell Roffe, published by  John Limbird, after  Edward Robertson - NPG D3248

Felicia Dorothea Hemans

by Robert Cabell Roffe, published by John Limbird, after Edward Robertson
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1835
NPG D3248

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, by William Holl Sr, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  William Edward West - NPG D48196

Felicia Dorothea Hemans

by William Holl Sr, published by Fisher Son & Co, after William Edward West
line and stipple engraving, 1836 (1827)
NPG D48196

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, by Edward Scriven, after  William Edward West - NPG D5415

Felicia Dorothea Hemans

by Edward Scriven, after William Edward West
stipple engraving, published 1839 (1827)
NPG D5415


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